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Find out what’s been happening in the Creative Informatics Community

DDI pledges support for creative industries

A report published today by the DDI initiative calls for more support to help Edinburgh and SE Scotland’s creative industries develop through better use of data-driven innovation and technology.

Highlights from our Challenge Holder Q&A

Last week we held our first online Challenge Holder Q&A event, giving potential Challenge Respondents an opportunity to ask questions our R3 Challenge Projects.

Take a Night Walk for Edinburgh now!

The CI team have collaborated with Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery to revamp their Night Walk for Edinburgh experience for current times.

Our Connected Innovators Have Arrived!

This week Creative Edinburgh announced the first cohort of Connected Innovators, nine exciting projects from emerging leaders across the creative industries!

Meet our Round 3 Resident Entrepreneurs!

Resident Entrepreneurs

Our Round 3 Resident Entrepreneur projects are now underway, with nine exciting companies and individuals receiving up to £12,000 each to develop innovative creative products and services.  

Watch Friday Forums 7 to 9 again!

If you missed Friday Forums 7-9 you can catch up now!

Our Round 3 Challenge Projects are live!


We are delighted to announce our third round of Creative Informatics Challenge Projects.

Watch Friday Forums 4 to 6 again!

If you missed Friday Forum 4-6, or just want to watch them again, here they are!

Creative Informatics at the (virtual) Fringe!

In the absence of a physical edition of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, we are keeping busy with some Fringe themed events and research that you can get involved with!

CI Innovation Showcase – Video Highlights!

Our first CI Innovation Showcase took place on Wednesday the 17th of June. Check out some of the video highlights from our presentations and performances on the day.

Catch up on our first three Friday Forums!

If you didn’t make it along to the early editions of our Friday Forum event series with Visual Arts Scotland, here’s what you missed!

Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase

On Wednesday the 17th of June we celebrated the first year of Creative Informatics at our Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase!

Innovation Showcase – Join us Online!

Join us to celebrate the first year of Creative Informatics and find out what our creative community have achieved so far!

Give it up for our Round 2 Resident Entrepreneurs!

Our second round of Resident Entrepreneurs are developing an exciting range of creative products and services – check them out!

Our CI Small Research Grant holders are…

We are delighted to announce the funding of five small research projects to support a wider Creative Informatics research community!

CI Small Research Grants – Deadline Extended!

In response to the current COVID-19 emergency, we’ve made some changes to our call for CI Small Research Grants and extended the application deadline until the 16th of April.

Apply for a Creative Informatics Small Research Grant!

Is there a research project related to the creative sector you’d love to explore if you only had a bit of cash and support? Does it involve data of some kind? If you are an early career researcher, based at the University of Edinburgh or Edinburgh Napier University, apply for a CI Small Research Grant now!

Highlights from Beyond Conference 2019

Creative Informatics played a major role in last year’s Beyond Conference, which took place in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms in November. Here’s a selection of CI related videos from Beyond Conference for your viewing pleasure!

Creative Informatics at the DataFest Fringe!

We are delighted to be running four free Creative Informatics events as part of the DataFest 2020 Fringe Programme!

On Creativity…and Beyond…

Creative Informatics Research Associate Pip Thornton has shared her thoughts on the outcomes of the Beyond Research Symposium and some of the ideas behind it …

Check out our Round 2 Challenge Projects!

Our 2020 is off to a flying start with five fantastic Creative Informatics Challenge Projects set by some of Edinburgh’s leading cultural organisations. Our Round 2 Challenge Holders are…

What a difference a year makes!

We’ve had a fantastic first year at Creative Informatics HQ, here’s a round up of what we’ve been up to and what we’re looking forward to in 2020!

Reflections from our first Partnership Forum

On the 29th of October we hosted our first Creative Informatics Partnership Forum at The Old Dr Bells’ Baths in Leith. Find out what Edinburgh’s creative community had to say about the programme so far!

Meet Our Resident Entrepreneurs!

We are delighted to announce the first nine projects to receive funding through the Resident Entrepreneurs strand of the Creative Informatics programme.

Inge Panneels

Inge is one of five researchers working on the Creative Informatics programme. In addition to her academic interest in the creative industries, Inge has worked as a freelance artist for more than 20 years and continues to run her own studio in the Scottish Borders.

Zachary Eastwood-Bloom

Zach was Scottish Ballet’s first Digital Artist in Residence and spoke at CI Labs #5: Performance in Motion. He told us more about his practice, why he is inspired by the ancient Greeks and how advances in technology have affected his work.

Ray Interactive

CI Labs #2: Place, Space and Experience took place at Lava Town, Leith’s new shared working space for creative and immersive tech projects. Residents Ray Interactive discuss their work and what inspires them.

Creative Bridge

Lynda-Marie Taurasi participated in Cohort 1 of Creative Bridge. At the outset of her Creative Bridge experience, she shared her motivation for applying for the programme and hopes for the weeks ahead.